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SEEED Summit 2016: Growing Businesses with Impact

13 2016


The SEEED Summit is the first national conference to focus on building  an effective social enterprise ecosystem to drive economic development. SEEED brings together social enterprise leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs  to share best practice and create new collaborations. Worldways is honored to be co-organizer of SEEED, and to work with event founders Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Brown University  for the fourth year. Registration is now
open. We’re looking f
orward to seeing you there!

This year’s theme is Growing Businesses with Impact. The Summit will explore the unique challenges facing a social enterprise at three stages of growth, with half day modules devoted to launching, growing and transforming. SEEED will bring together social enterprise leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to share best practice and create new collaborations.

Keynote speakers for this year include: Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab, Willy Foote, Founder and CEO of Root Capital, Robin Chase, Co-Founder of Zipcar, and Doug Rauch, Founder/President of Daily Table.  A full list of speakers can be found on the SEEED Summit website.

In addition to engaging with these speakers in keynote sessions and panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to shop for social enterprise goods at the Buy with Heart Marketplace and receive one-on-one business coaching. We also encourage you to register for Friday’s lunchtime roundtable with our very own social media manager, Ema Waldschmidt, to discuss digital strategy, or attend the Saturday session to receive thoughts and inspiration on brand communication and promotion for start-ups and thriving enterprises alike with co-founders Maureen Cronin and Mark Marosits.

Are you attending SEEED? Let us know if you’re attending and would like to discuss future collaborations here!

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